Next week on Monday and Wednesday, I am going to be taking my comprehensive exams. Each day, I will spend eight hours writing on the topics of Mortuary Archaeology and Early Medieval Europe. In total, I will probably end up writing about 40 pages! At the end of the process, I will have to defend these in an oral exam. That means that I am spending all of this week studying for the exams and preparing to write the papers.
While I am super excited to be moving forward in my PhD program, I am also very nervous and need to focus. That means I’m going to be taking a two week break from writing Bones Don’t Lie. We will return to the normal bi-weekly publishing schedule on November 18th!
Until then, here’s some other morbid and archaeological websites to check out!
Powered by Osteons: Written by a bioarchaeologist, and includes a wonderful series that breaks down episodes from ‘Bones’.
Morbid Anatomy: This website discusses art, medicine, death and human remains. It is visually stunning, and often talks about events you can attend.
Strange Remains: Written by a forensic anthropologist, with news from the discipline.
These Bones of Mine: This site includes a great segment on human bones for people new to the discipline, and the writer is an Osteoarchaeologist.
The Order of the Good Death: Written by morticians and other guest bloggers, this site has wonderful insight into modern death.
Archaeodeath: This blog is dedicated to study of the British world, with a specific focus on death and is written by an archaeologist.